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PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Imagineering Playtests Incredible “Lifesize” Tiny Tinker Bell Virtual Meet & Greet at Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Resort has yet to reopen, but select guests were treated to a magical experience at the “A Touch of Disney” event at Disney California Adventure. Imagineering was conducting a playtest of a potential new experience: a meet-and-greet with a “lifesize” tiny Tinker Bell.

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Jenn Tanaka posted her family’s experience on Instagram. Her family was invited to participate after a chance encounter with a cast member. Her children were “starstruck” and enjoyed the experience.

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Playtests are part of the development process used by Imagineers. After regular testing, this allows the Imagineers to gauge guest interest and receive feedback from their intended audience. We’ve seen character technology playtests before with the talking Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet, which then for a bit was a permanent offering.

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Tinker Bell first appeared in her lantern. She then flew around the room.

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She landed in a device of her own invention that allowed her voice to be amplified so the guests could hear her. She was fully interactive and addressed the children by name.

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Many projections were utilized, including “writing” in a book and butterflies flying around the room.

What do you think of this possible new Tinker Bell experience? Let us know in the comments!

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Tom Sucks
Tom Sucks
7 months ago

This is one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen. I am blown away

Karen S Chandler
Karen S Chandler
7 months ago

I love Tinkerbell! Would love to be to do this at WDW!!

Natasha
Natasha
7 months ago

Wow that’s awesome! Hope they keep this for awhile after Disneyland opens! I will be there in a few short weeks!

Paul
Paul
7 months ago

Very, very cool! I hope we see more of this in all the parks!

mis
mis
7 months ago

i am looking forward to disneyland california reopening like i am looking forward to my next ingrown toenail. california has become a foreign nation to the rest of the united states of america. i wonder how that recall is going?

Liam
7 months ago
Reply to  mis

Just let people have their fun mate. This looks amazing!

Kim
Kim
7 months ago

That sounds so Fun

Kar
Kar
7 months ago

This makes me so happy. Love the idea

GLENN HIBBARD
GLENN HIBBARD
7 months ago

The meet and greet with Tinker Bell sounds amazing. I remember a similar attraction when our family went to Disney World in 2007. It had Crush, from Finding Nemo, interacting with kids in the theater. It was amazing! Can’t wait to see this new event.

Kayla
Kayla
6 months ago

This would be an amazing toy! kids able to have their own pixie hollow fairy/ tinkerbell that’s like magic and a best friend. I wish so many disney things you see in parks and all could be actual things for sale. So many magical things they make!